There is no bigger night in the world of music than the Grammys, and whether you’re celebrating the evening with a cocktail party among friends or you’re crafting a cocktail to cheer on your favorite musicians from your sofa, we’ve provided 5 perfect drinks to match some of the Record of the Year nominees. Which one is your winner?
1. The “Special” Cocktail Inspired by Lizzo
Lizzo’s nominated song “It’s About Damn Time”, from the “Special” album is all about owning your power, loving your body and celebrating life, and this cocktail is the perfect fit. It is fun, flirty and fierce – with two shots of course (one to get up, one to get down!)
- 3 OZ (two 1.5 oz shots) Yacht Life Vodka
- 10 Berries (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries) (plus a few more for garnish)
- Berry Flavored Soda Water
- 2 Sprigs of Fresh Mint
- 1 Pinch of Sugar
In your glass, muddle the leaves from one sprig of mint and a pinch of sugar. Add the berries and muddle them lightly. Next pour in your Yacht Life Vodka and add all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake for 15 seconds. Pour the contents of the shaker into a fresh glass and top with the Soda Water. Add berries and the 2nd sprig of mint to garnish.
2. A Harry Styles’ Inspired Retro Champagne and Vodka Cocktail
Harry Styles had a huge hit in 2022 with “As It Was” and this cocktail is sure to be a huge hit with its classic ingredients and vintage luxury vibe, especially when served in a broad rim champagne glass!
- 3 oz Yacht Life Vodka
- 2 oz. Champagne
- 3-4 Strawberries, Sliced
- ½ oz. Simple Syrup
- ½ oz. Lemon Juice, Freshly Squeezed
- Superfine Sugar for Rimming, Optional
Wet the rim of the glass with lemon juice or strawberry and add sugar to start. Muddle the strawberries in a mixing glass along with the simple syrup and lime juice. add the mixture along with vodka to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. shake for 15 seconds. Strain as you pour it into a glass. top with champagne.
3. Adele Inspired Easy On You Vodka Cocktail
Inspired by Adele’s Grammy nominated song “Easy On Me”, we wanted to provide an easy option to get you back from the bar and in front of the screen so you don’t miss a single award or performance. This is a simple 3 ingredient Vodka Tonic, as soothing as Adele’s soulful voice.
- 1.5 oz. Yacht Life Vodka
- 4 oz. Tonic Water
- Fresh Lime or Lemon
Fill a highball glass with ice. Add the vodka and stir to chill. Pour the tonic water into the glass. Squeeze the juice from a lime or lemon wedge and then add the wedge to the drink. Add another wedge to the glass as garnish.
4. Good Morning Gorgeous Vodka Mimosa Inspired by Mary J Blige
In 2022 Mary J Blige reminded us about the importance of self love and saying to yourself, “Good Morning Gorgeous” when you wake up and look in the mirror each day. Bring that morning mantra into the evening with this Yacht Life addition to a classic mimosa and treat yourself right all day every day.
- 1 oz. Yacht Life Vodka, Chilled
- 1 ⅔ oz. Orange Juice, Chilled
- Champagne of Choice, Chilled
Add the chilled Yacht Life Vodka and orange juice into a champagne glass. Top with champagne. Toast to your amazing self!
5. A Vodka On The Rock Spritzer Inspired by Brandi Carlile.
Brandi Carlile’s You and Me On The Rock (featuring Lucius) is a bright and lovely song with deep lyrics meaning we needed a vibrant cocktail with depth. Playing off the lyrics of the first verse which speaks of a frozen pond, summertime and sage, the obvious choice had to be a sage and citrus vodka spritzer on ice.
- 2 oz. Yacht Life Vodka
- Juice from ½ Grapefruit freshly squeezed
- Juice from 1 orange
- 2 tbsp Simple Syrup
- Club Soda
- 2-3 Leaves of Sage
In a shaker add ice, both citrus juices, simple syrup and Yacht Life Vodka. Shake until the shaker is frosted. Strain as you pour contents into a highball glass over fresh ice. Top off with club soda and garnish with sage.
Enjoy and drink responsibly!